This week, the FBI teamed up with Europol to launch a public prevention campaign designed to "raise awareness of the risk of young adults getting involved in cybercrime". In service of that mission, the law enforcement agencies representing some of the world's most powerful nations somehow came up with this.
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When a 5m tall wooden sculpture was installed in the FBI's Miami field office in 2015, the US government thought it was getting a great deal. The General Services Administration (GSA) commissioned the work and estimated that it was "likely worth more than the $750,000 the government paid." But it's currently sitting in storage in Maryland. Why? The sculpture got over a dozen FBI agents seriously sick.
Following FBI director James Comey's controversial decision to announce a new inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails, it has now been determined that there's nothing to see here.
Look to your left. Look to your right. Do you see two people? Congrats on being social today. One of those two people is probably included in the FBI's massive facial recognition database. A new Georgetown report says there are 117 million Americans in the database. That's about 50 per cent of the US population.
The FBI just released 100 more pages about the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and the classified emails on it while she was Secretary of State. The release appears to include allegations that the State Department offered to provide the FBI with more resources overseas if the classification on a Clinton email was retroactively altered. But the FBI itself says that it was all a misunderstanding.
Yahoo built software to secretly scan its users emails at the behest of US intelligence officials, according to a report by Reuters.
The Chandler family spent over a century helping to build Los Angeles with the town's newspaper of record, the LA Times. The paper was kept in the family from 1882 until 2000, with Norman Chandler at the helm during World War II. But newly released FBI files show that Norman may have had some particularly nasty friends in the 1930s. Specifically, Nazi friends.
Do you cover your webcam with tape or a sticker? Mark Zuckerberg does. It's used to guard against hackers who might want to peek at your or your environment through your devices. And now the FBI Director has come out defending his own use of tape on his devices.
The FBI is facing accusations that malware it deployed while running Operation Playpen, a sting that infiltrated and maintained a dark web child pornography website for two weeks and eventually led to more than 100 arrests, was illegal. But the agency swears that using malware was good because, well, the FBI had good intentions.